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27.08.2020 - Article

Call for Applications - Join our Mobile Video Contest #BomoaUkuta 2020 now!

In 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down in a peaceful revolution, opening up the way for Germany’s reunification and a free, more inclusive, liberal and progressive society in all of Germany. This was possible due to the great engagement and courage of many who came together in a vision to overcome the invisible political as well as actual wall that divided our country. 

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of German reunification, the German Embassy Nairobi is initiating a mobile phone video competition addressing Kenyans to tell their stories on the theme of tearing down invisible walls and over-coming obstacles today.

Even now, we all live in societies where we face many obstacles in our daily life as individuals or even together, whether in Germany, Kenya or elsewhere in the world. We would like to know from you: Which obstacles do you see today for your individual progress or progress of society as a whole? Ungependa kubomoa ukuta gani?

Tell us your story in a short video. Show us until 20th September what you would like to see changed. Reach a large audience through your participation on all major social networks in Kenya, and win one of the following prizes:

1. A videographer starter pack consisting of an iPhone 11 (128 GB), a steadycam and a clip-on microphone to continue your creative voyage as a mobile video artist.

2. A brand new iPhone SE 2 phone (2020), a tripod and a clip-on microphone.

3. New Midrange phone and a microphone.

Your winning video will be featured on our Social Media as well as other online events during these Corona-Times!

Please note that the prizes are to be redeemed in Nairobi and that the German Embassy cannot reimburse any travel expenses to or from Nairobi, or other expenses incurred due to participation in the contest.

All videos sent to us by Sunday, 20 September 2020 will be taken into account by a jury consisting of Edith Kimani (@edith_kimani - Deutsche Welle News Anchor), Timothy Owase (@TimothyOwase1, CEO, Kenya Film Commission), Sheila Mwanyigha (@MissMwanyigha CEO, Rembesha Kenya), famous cartoonist Gado (@iGaddo), the German Embassy (@GermanyinKenya) as well as Goethe-Institut Kenya (@Goethe_Kenya). Among all submissions the jury will select a shortlist consisting of 10 videos being announced after the scheduled closing date.


How can you participate?

Send us your answer as a video together with a signed scan of our Terms and Conditions until 20 September 2020! Your video has to be between 30 an​d 180 seconds long, excluding credits.  All Submissions can be sent via WhatsApp (+254793076611) or via E-Mail to bomoaukuta@nair.diplo.de (preferably download or transfer link, maximum email size limited to 10 MB).

Eligible submissions must include a video as well as the signed Terms and Conditions!

Download the Terms and Conditions here.

Find last year's Top 10 #BomoaUkuta participants including the 3 winners on the #BomoaUkuta YouTube channel here.

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